Progress Uncovering the Mysteries of the Human Microbiome

This blog is authored by members of the CDD Vault community. CDD Vault is a hosted drug discovery informatics platform that securely manages both private and external biological and chemical data…Nigel R. A. Beeley, Ph.D.:


SCITECH | Exploring alternative causes of Alzheimer’s

Saishree Badrinarayanan: Microbes and infections might cause Alzheimer’s disease What do Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), Chlamydia and Syphilis have to do with Alzheimer’s disease?


Oklahoma’s first germ-free mouse research facility opens in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma Medical Research opened its new Gnotobiotic Mouse Core (GMC) Facility Thursday in Oklahoma City.


Microbiome-Centric Human Health: A Call for Systems Biology

The Scientist is bringing together a panel of experts who will share their research, summarize the state of the science, and discuss the next steps in developing personalized microbiome-based therapies.


Protein Links Gut Microbes, Biological Clocks, and Weight Gain

by Dr. Francis Collins: The American epidemic of obesity is a major public health concern, and keeping off the extra pounds is a concern for many of us.


BUGS ON THE BRAIN: THE MICROBIOTA-GUT-BRAIN AXIS

By Eamonn M. M. Quigley, Chief Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital and Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Houston, Texas, USA.


The Frenemy Inside You: tales of bacterial cooperation and collusion

MAYA EMMONS-BELL, PhD student in biology: You are roughly half bacteria. In terms of cell number, that is. It’s a disorienting reality to swallow,


New insights regarding how targeting the gut microbiome can improve longevity in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans

Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics: Previous research has shown the aging process and frailty may be associated with a perturbed gut microbiome in elderly people.


Mice eating SH1 get sick

Bart’s MS Blog Berer K, Gerdes LA, Cekanaviciute E, Jia X, Xiao L, Xia Z, Liu C, Klotz L, Stauffer U, Baranzini SE, Kümpfel T, Hohlfeld R, Krishnamoorthy G, Wekerle H.Gut microbiota from multiple sclerosis patients enables spontaneous autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017. pii: 201711233.


Microbiome Connections to Disease Get Stronger

In the pipeline: Derek Lowe’s commentary on drug discovery and the pharma industry. An editorially independent blog from the publishers of Science Translational Medicine. A fair amount of what you read about the human microbiome is hype. There’s no way around it.


2017 MICROBIOME IN MOUSE MODELS WORKSHOP REVIEW — BEST PRACTICES

By Philip Dubé, PhD – Part III: Best Practices for Study Design


ARE DIRTY MICE SUPERIOR IMMUNOLOGY MODELS?

In a recent review article, David Masopust and his coauthors from the University of Minnesota Medical School discuss the relevancy of mouse models for use in immunological studies and translatability of immune system studies using SPF mice.


Brain blood vessel lesions tied to intestinal bacteria

From “The ZerrKing:” It Is A Platform To Get Latest News & Latest Technology, Idea And Many More: Pre-clinical study links gut microbes, immune system to a genetic disorder that can cause stroke and seizures


2017 MICROBIOME IN MOUSE MODELS WORKSHOP REVIEW — KEY TOPICS

From Randi Lundberg, DVM, PhD: Part II: Microbiome Workshop Topics This is the second of a three-part recap of Navigating the Challenges of Studying the Microbiome in Mouse Models: Design, Execution and Utility, a sponsored workshop at the 2017 Translational Microbiome Conference.


Space invaders: the challenges of studying microbes in space

Srimathy Sriskantharajah (BSc in Microbiology (UCL) and a PhD in environmental microbiology/ atmospheric chemistry (Royal Holloway University of London): Conducting research on Earth is challenging enough for most of us, but what if your research specialty is studying organisms in space?


2017 MICROBIOME IN MOUSE MODELS WORKSHOP REVIEW

From James Vitale, Marketing Program Director: Part I: Participants and Presentations This is the first of a three-part recap of Navigating the Challenges of Studying the Microbiome in Mouse Models: Design, Execution and Utility, a sponsored workshop at the 2017 Translational Microbiome Conference.


FROM THE BLOG A Gut Feeling About the Retina

By Jennifer Sun, MD, MPH August 4, 2017: When I was an intern rotating through the emergency department, my attending assigned me a patient who had just arrived complaining of blood in his stool.


Your Gut, Your Emotions

By James MacDonald. Dr. McDonald received a BS in Environmental Biology from Columbia and a PhD in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers University, spending 4 years in Central America collecting data on fish in mangrove forests:


MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE: ROBERT C. ALANIZ, PHD

Texas A&M College of Medicine researcher found his passion and a way to transform medicine by studying the universe of microbes that live with us.


E Pluribus Duo : A Review of Two Recent Books on Microbiomes

Daniel P. Haeusser is an Assistant Professor in the Biology De­part­ment of Ca­ni­si­us College in Buffalo, New York: In place of a weekly sermon this month, my church is having members give TED-style talks in their fields of expertise.






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